St Albans Police Station, 1963 -1965

St. Albans Police Station, 1963-1965

Either very late in 1962 or very early in 1963 the police station in Victoria Street, St Albans was closed prior to demolition and the construction of a new station on the same site; the new station opened in January 1965.  During that time the house of the former Chief Constable of St Albans City Police in adjoining Bricket Road was used as a temporary police station.  This photograph shows the building shortly after the new building had been opened and prior to the demolition of the house.  The front room (right) was used as the Enquiry Office and Sergeants’ Office and the front room (left) was the Parade Room.  There was a small kitchen to the rear.  Upstairs there were rooms for the Inspectors and C.I.D. with a very small bar in the loft area.  A hut in the back garden housed the telephone switchboard, including the emergency telephones from the M1/M10 motorways.  Divisional personnel worked from the former sub-station in Fleetville.  Sadly the light got to the film, so this picture is not as good as it might have been.  I have never seen any other pictures of this building.

This page was added on 02/09/2018.

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